The Pathfinder Ranch treatment team and residents participate in a full schedule of activities and programs to engage the body and stimulate the mind. Our programs help our residents achieve skills, experience and expertise in a variety of areas while allowing them to experience a childhood they never had.

These Include:

  • Book Club
  • Fishing Program
  • Dog Training Program
  • Spanish Program
  • Hapkido Program
  • Auto Hobby Shop Program
  • Music Program
  • 4-H Program
  • Culinary Arts Program
  • Horse Program
  • Organic Gardening
  • Skill Shop
  • Creative Arts
  • Community-Based Role Model Mentoring
  • Chapel Services
  • Community Outreach
  • Social Activities and Outings

University of Texas Charter School

We provide an individualized education for our students at our on-site schools. We maintain small classroom sizes, one-on-one instruction when necessary, and tutoring to ensure our students reach their maximum potential. We strive to instill an intrinsic motivation for the children to learn and fully prepare them to reintegrate into a public school setting.

  • TEA certified and highly qualified teachers in each on site school of 10.
  • Self-paced curriculum and computer-based instruction (CBI) for credit recovery and learning gaps.
  • Special education counselors, inclusion teachers and transition coordinators available for all students
  • Electives include strategic reading and math

Availability and Admissions

For placements, please forward the child’s common application and most recent psychological evaluation to: richard.urbina@burkecenterforyouth.org. Our treatment team will review the information to determine whether the child would receive maximum benefit from our program and services. Responses to referrals may take 48 hours. If we do not have availability, acceptance will be based on a first come, first serve basis.

Pathfinders Ranch is unable to accept private pay insurance at this time.